Christie's to Auction Wines from Billionaire Joseph Lau

Mr and Mrs Joseph Lau

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Mr and Mrs Joseph Lau

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The collection features a rare offering of DRC Romanée-Conti from 1989 to 2005 in large formats and a group of fantastic vintages of Vosne-Romanée Cros-Parantoux by Henri Jayer from 1986 to 1999 in magnum.

There is also an "impressive" selection of Bordeaux First Growth vintages produced between 1982 and 2003, from legendary estates including Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Latour, as well as Lafleur, Pétrus, and Cheval Blanc, Christie's says.

"Ahead of his time, Mr Lau’s collection was assembled over 30 years, a period when it was still possible to source large quantities of the very rarest of wines, with the right degree of dedication and vision," says Christie’s Asia Pacific president Francis Belin.

Holy grail

Michelle Chan, the head of wine for Christie’s Asia Pacific added, “Every treasured bottle in Mr. Lau’s prestigious collection represents the holy grail for sophisticated wine collectors, who marvel at the owner’s dedication and focus on the most iconic vintages from esteemed producers.

Joseph Lau is a Hong Kong tycoon, who collects both art and wine, and has a reported net worth of more than $8 billion.

The Finest and Rarest Wines live auction at Christie’s Alexandra House saleroom in Hong Kong on April 13 will present around 500 lots of wines from various owners – including multiple vintages of Rousseau Chambertin, d'Auvenay Bonnes-Mares, Leflaive Montrachet, Salon, Sassacaia, Pingus, Alvaro Palacios L'Ermita and Screaming Eagle.

Full details are available here on the Christie's website.